The Eleven by Kevil’s Speed Shop in the UK. One of the latest BMW Cafe Racers to roll out of his workshop. Although it’s off to a different owner the bike shares a lot in common with Kev’s ‘Hashtag’ BMW R100 Brat. Eleven has plenty of guts but not so much grit…
The ’83 BMW R100 was originally named “Latte” but was renamed “Eleven” since it’s going to be the latest addition it’s owners collection that previously stood at 10. Eleven features the same colour combination found on Kev’s ‘Hashtag 88‘ R100; a Ménage à trois of toffe bronze, satin black and cream with the addition of a quicksilver band down its spine.
The saddle is also upholstered using the same distressed brown, tuck ‘n’ roll leather as the ’88’ and a matching style exhaust setup (minus the heat wrap). The tail section is an all new design from Kevils that features an integrated stop light and hides the battery and electrics from view. To finish off the Cafe Racer look and TUV approved clip on bars were mounted to the fork tubes and Rask rear sets replace the original foot controls. Extra stopping power was then added by bolting drilled disks on the front and rear snowflake style rims.
“This Cafe Racer Style bike also rides very well using all the power available from this later model 1000cc flat twin. By shaving one third of the bikes original weight off she really flies and the low down riding position is is great for getting your head down on the straights and enjoying those twists and turns”.